Digging In-2018

You may remember last year I talked about Digging In Gathering in this post and this post.  I’m happy to say that Digging In 2018 was a huge success with 30 container designers attending from all over the United States!  The Gathering took place February 26-28 at The Fairview in Austin, TX.  If you’re ever in Austin I highly recommend this place!

Jimi & Vivian are the owners and they were so accommodating and hospitable to our group!

The grounds are gorgeous! It was the perfect spot for this outdoor loving group!

I began working on Digging In 2018 last spring. It’s a lot of work! Once we gathered in Austin I knew it was worth every minute of my time.  To bring together a group like this is an inspiring, energizing and motivating experience!

“Cultivating a Place to Belong”-Digging In Gathering

Jimi was nice enough to allow his office  and porch to be overtaken by “all things” Digging In!


Once all the boxes were unpacked, preparations began.

The sponsors for this years’ event were unbelievably generous, providing so many wonderful things for our attendees.

Each attendee received a swag bag and swag basket filled with all kinds of gardening goodness!

We had amazing speakers, covering a range of topics related to professional container garden design.




We also had industry professionals join us. Below attendees talk with Brian Mais of Crescent Garden.

Gary Kreidler of Vyn Flowers did a fabulous winter planter demonstration.

The group was able to take part in the filming of Laura Eubank’s Succulent Tip of the Day. Watch the clip here

Small group sessions were a favorite of attendees as well as our walking tour of South Congress.


We concluded the Gathering by touring Austin’s five best garden stops.

Articulture was an amazing and inspiring stop!

We could have stayed at The Natural Gardener all day!

A great three days was had by all!  So many great connections happened here! I’m excited to watch each attendee’s seasons unfold this year!

This is one talented and fun group!

Thank you so much to all those who made this Gathering a wonderful event-

The Fairview , Proven Winners, Crescent Garden, Star Valley Flowers, Soil Diva, Green Goo, Soil Moist, ProMix, Campania, Country Casual Teak, Camille Paterson, Dramm, M&M Wintergreens, Capital Garden Products, Vyn Flowers, Green Profit, LFS Gloves, Garden Design Magazine, Exteriors Landscape Design, Divine Containers, Unique By Design

A special thanks to the amazing hospitality crew that flew in from California to be at Digging In, couldn’t have done it without you!!

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”

-Helen Keller

Until Next Year!